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Canoearoo
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06/13/2018 11:10AM
We are now proud owners of a 7 passenger 2011 Subaru Tribeca. I just attached the BWCA sticker this morning. If you see me on the roads, be sure to wave.


 
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Gadfly
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06/13/2018 11:25AM
The next time you take a trip up the north shore pay attention to how many Subarus you see. Nationally Subaru makes up less than 2% of vehicle sales but I swear along the north shore they make up 25% of the cars on the road.
06/13/2018 11:50AM
Nice!!!!

Gadfly...... we've made the same observation about Subarus on the North Shore.
Canoearoo
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06/13/2018 12:15PM
Yes Subarus have a great awd. We need that to get up our driveway in the winter. I'm guessing it's why everyone up north as one. But with 7 passsagers we can pick up some nephews and take them camping. They have never gone before. We took it to Duluth this last weekend to go to a wedding, not once did we hear anyone was touching anyone. It was one of the quietest rides in the car with the 3 kids we have had in a long time.
thegildedgopher
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06/13/2018 01:54PM
Congrats on the car! Did that come with the 3.6 liter V6?

I was bummed to see them discontinue the Tribeca after 2014, and I'm very intrigued by the new 7/8 passenger Subaru Ascent. I'm hoping they stick around a while so there will be used inventory in 5 years or so when my current Outback will be ready to retire.
Soledad
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06/13/2018 02:34PM
I just got rid of my '15 Crosstrek and I miss it a lot more than I thought I would.
06/13/2018 04:06PM
Our next vehicle....... probably 3 years down the road will most likely be a 3rd row SUV and that new Subaru Ascent looks like a nice one to check out.
Canoearoo
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06/13/2018 04:19PM
thegildedgopher: "Congrats on the car! Did that come with the 3.6 liter V6?


I was bummed to see them discontinue the Tribeca after 2014, and I'm very intrigued by the new 7/8 passenger Subaru Ascent. I'm hoping they stick around a while so there will be used inventory in 5 years or so when my current Outback will be ready to retire.
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Hubby says 3.6 liter h6
inspector13
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06/13/2018 04:46PM

Technically, Subarus come with "boxer engines" AKA either Flat 4 or Flat 6 (F-4 or F-6). Subaru uses the name "H-6" for marketing, but the engine type should not be confused with an H-block engine.

Canoearoo
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06/13/2018 05:02PM
Lol your over my head. It has awd and a 3rd row, low miles and no rust....and hubby installed a noaa weather radio for me (use to come standard with Subaru) and can haul my canoes and trailer. :)
billconner
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06/13/2018 05:45PM
Well i hope you made a good choice as i just switched from a long relationship with RAV4s to an Outback.
06/13/2018 06:50PM
I just finished putting my BWCA sticker on my new daily driver (a $2k, 2003 Mazda Protege) after my 2013 Subaru Forester died on me three weeks ago. It was a fabulous vehicle in every way aside from the piston ring issues. Happily, your Tribeca shouldn't be one of the models or years that was impacted, and I think you'll love it! They are the most rock solid vehicles I've ever driven through Midwest winters. I'm still in mourning for mine :(
Abbey
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06/13/2018 09:27PM
My wife has a 2012 Outback that we bought new before the first of two kids arrived. It has been a road warrior and regularly hauls four humans and two dogs while pulling our Space trailer with all the toys/gear. The four cylinder barely notices that trailer. It’s like a detachable pickup bed with a cover. Wife already has her eye on the Ascent.

The Outback did strand me for a day last summer when an ignition coil abruptly failed on a Sunday afternoon while starting to head back from the north shore. Otherwise has been very good for the first 130k+ miles. The AWD is very good in the winter.
Canoearoo
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06/13/2018 09:48PM
1bogfrog: "I just finished putting my BWCA sticker on my new daily driver (a $2k, 2003 Mazda Protege) after my 2013 Subaru Forester died on me three weeks ago. It was a fabulous vehicle in every way aside from the piston ring issues. Happily, your Tribeca shouldn't be one of the models or years that was impacted, and I think you'll love it! They are the most rock solid vehicles I've ever driven through Midwest winters. I'm still in mourning for mine :("

my 2002 outback killed an engine the same way in 2015 . 4 months after we bought it. :( We replaced the engine and I kept driving it till this winter. It started leaving me on the side of the road.. everything was breaking. It is so nice now having a car that will get me where I'm going.
06/13/2018 10:52PM
Congrats on the new ride! I am a big fan of Subaru for all the reasons listed here. My wife drove an outback until the family outgrew it. No way to get 3 car seats in there! :) It was always rock solid and the AWD was awesome. Took it to norther Wisconsin after a heavy snow and couldn't make it slide. Not only that, but her first one saved her life. She got t-boned by a F-250 going about 35, rolled over and she came out unscathed other than a couple bruises. The car did not survive, but we went the same weekend and bought another one, Now that the kids are out of car seats we are thinking of getting another one...
Canoearoo
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06/13/2018 11:21PM
If you buy the skinny car seats you can fit 3 in a row in an outback. We did it for years.

We are also out of car seats and are in the... Don't touch me phase. A 3 row is heavenly.
 
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